Conservation Biology & Genetics Laboratory


Mahmood Shivji, Ph.D.
ProfessorCOE Room #343
(954) 262-3658
Photo: Mahmood Shivji
"Proper functioning of the oceans is based on a network of intricate interactions among its species and their environments. Understanding these interactions and conserving these species, especially top predators, is essential for maintaining healthy ocean ecosystems."

Research Focus

Conservation Biology is an interdisciplinary science that applies field and genetic research methods to the understanding, conservation, and management of marine species.

Research Activities

  • Shark, billfish and coral reef fish conservation biology and ecology
  • Shark and billfish migration patterns
  • Coral reef ecosystem connectivity and biodiversity
  • DNA forensics for fish identification and fisheries law enforcement